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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently released the results from their study looking at truck ...
Attorney Randall Kinnard has spent his career fighting for the rights of injured victims, but his experience with ...
Smart Growth America, an organization that focuses on research, advocacy and bringing smart growth practices to ...
Hospitals throughout Tennessee have sent letters to patients who underwent open-heart surgery between January 2012 and ...
Blog Posts in April, 2013Blog Home
New NCAP vehicle safety ratings could be on the way
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 26, 2013Many Tennessee consumers put the time in when buying a new car. This means not only talking to friends and car dealers about the pros and cons of specific vehicles, but also doing some research through the New Car Assessment Program. The NCAP is most well-known for its five-star safety ratings. However, looking to the future, the NCAP is considering updating their system to include a "silver" ...Continue Reading
Tennessee drivers beware: Potential safety issues lead to recall
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 26, 2013The Infinity JX has had its fair share of potential issues over the past eight months. First it was a recall due to the potential for the fuel gauges to display inaccurate information. Then, earlier this year, there was another recall due to the possibility of sensors not properly detecting passengers in order for the air bags to deflate. Now, most recently, another recall was issued due to ...Continue Reading
Part 2: Tennessee parents take active role to reduce teen accidents
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 19, 2013In our last post we focused on the release of a new app that was based off of research intended to promote safety and experience among teen drivers. The idea is that if Tennessee parents get more involved with their teens driving, this could result in safer driving practices and a decrease in fatal accidents. This mentioned app is not the only technology available to parents. There are a number of ...Continue Reading
Tennessee residents should take whiplash from accidents seriously
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 17, 2013Undoubtedly, most Tennessee residents have heard of whiplash. Most know it is something that has to do with the neck and that it is a common car accident injury. However, what many might not realize is that whiplash can lead to chronic pain and the need for ongoing medical treatment. According to the Mayo Clinic, whiplash is an injury that tends to be caused from a rear-end collision. What happens ...Continue Reading
Overly tired drivers cause accidents; near accidents
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 17, 2013A recent study suggests that driver fatigue leads to more accidents than once thought. In fact, it is believed that a driver being overly tired is the cause of 20 percent of all accidents. This means there are drivers in Tennessee who are in direct risk of getting into a car accident due to another driver not getting enough rest. To get to this 20 percent, researchers conducted a 100 car study ...Continue Reading
Part 1: Tennessee parents take active role to reduce teen accidents
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 17, 2013As the number of teens killed in car accidents continues to increase, parents in Tennessee are no doubt becoming more and more concerned about how to keep their children safe while also allowing them the freedoms that come with being a teenager. While for some this may equate to more rules, others want to encourage safe driving and teach lessons through experience. This is why many have started to ...Continue Reading
Incorrect chart information winds up in medical malpractice cases
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 10, 2013Physicians in Tennessee have an obligation to properly communicate and document all decisions made regarding a patient. This includes making note of whether a patient's medical charts were reviewed, writing down any discussions with other medical staff originally made through text messages and making sure all the information in a chart is correct. When it comes to medical charting, a lack of ...Continue Reading
Parents monitor to prevent unsafe teen driving
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 8, 2013Due to a lack of experience and being easily distracted, fatalities from motor vehicle accidents are high among teen drivers. In fact, motor vehicle accidents are among the leading cause of death for teenagers. To try and combat this and keep other drivers on the roadways safe, many parents are starting to install monitoring devices in their teens' vehicles. One of these types of devices is the ...Continue Reading
Eat frozen meals? Beware of E. coli outbreak
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 6, 2013Eating E. coli contaminated food can lead to serious illness and death. Those with already weakened immune systems, along with those who are seniors or are very young in age are especially susceptible to the potentially deadly bacteria. However, this does not mean that those falling outside of these demographics should not worry, as the truth is that anyone ingesting E. coli contaminated food can ...Continue Reading
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